For 1,994 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,994 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The filmmakers are smart to cut between their primary interview and later footage of Junge watching that interview and offering further commentary -- living footnotes, as it were.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I have seen the future of Hollywood movie stardom, and its name is America Ferrera.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Compston's performance and the downer milieu, presented with appropriate paint-peeling profanity, are more than enough to keep an audience riveted and ultimately moved close to tears.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A rambunctious joy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The key to why the new ''American'' is so good and so true, though, is Brendan Fraser as the title character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie's strength is its refusal to offer easy answers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's a honey of a performance: controlled, achingly human, and funny in the deepest ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Scorsese and his team of Grade A talents are working on an operatic scale here, and like many operas, this is long, overwrought, sprawling, and more than frequently brilliant. It also hits just enough discordant notes to keep it from greatness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's Cronenberg's finest film, it's star Ralph Fiennes's riskiest role, it's a tour de force for actress Miranda Richardson.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Pixar is so good at what it does that every other kiddie-entertainment purveyor -- including parent company Disney -- flounders in comparison.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A comedy, and for all its cliches and clumsiness, close to a great one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A tremendous human drama, with each stage of its characters' journey a white-knuckle thriller in miniature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Utterly adorable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's spookily touching to see this massed group of former rock gods gathered to honor one of their fallen. Bald spots and graying shags predominate; the giant velvet lapels of 1969 have given way to sensible sport coats; the granny glasses are for real.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The opening 15 minutes of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World are so well crafted that they restore your faith in commercial cinema.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Yet what I felt when the lights came up at the end of this visionary, titanic, relentless experience was something different: a strange relief that it was, at last, over.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Three quarters of Cold Mountain consist of some of the most masterful and absorbing filmmaking of the year. The final quarter is Hollywood business as usual.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Osama works simply as the story of one unlucky young girl.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As sagas of endurance in the face of ridiculous odds go, this story is up there with Shackleton and ''Into Thin Air.''
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A straight-up drama and thus the only film in "The Trilogy" not forced into a genre straitjacket -- suspense thriller ("On the Run") or farce ("An Amazing Couple") -- "Life" is also the finest of the three. This isn't a coincidence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Filmed with a cold, poetic beauty, The Return slowly strips away motivation until it arrives at a place of myth both private and oddly universal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    One of the most enjoyable movies I've seen lately, but it has a biting knowledge of that which history gives and history takes away.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film is as spare and unvarnished as a wooden temple floating on a lake, but its reflections run deep, and it can ripple your thoughts for months.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Turns out to be one of the finer peeks into the creative process of staging a play. Granted, that's a tiny genre, and the film's core audience -- theater majors and the people who love them -- is narrow. The lessons, however, are big.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I don't usually make recommendations of this kind, but if you or your kids have gone to a burger joint in the last few weeks, you really do need to see this movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    "No God and no religion can survive ridicule," wrote Mark Twain, but for once the sage of Hannibal was wrong.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A much better movie than the one it honors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Wants to claim Bukowski (1920-1994) as a 20th-century West Coast Walt Whitman -- a people's poet of modern degradation. Through a selective presentation of his writing and a reverently crass treatment of his life, it makes a funny, often intensely moving case, and you're having such a good time that you're glad to let it.

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